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The FBI is entrapping Americans and charging them as terrorists, according to a…

The FBI is entrapping Americans and charging them as terrorists, according to a new report The FBI is entrapping Americans and charging them as terrorists, according to a new report www.globalpost.com Human Rights Watch and the Human Rights Institute at Columbia Law School has confirmed all your worst fears about how the US government handles terrorism cases.

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Wall Street Journal Argument that Gazan Civilians Aren’t Innocent Is the Exact Same One Bin Laden Used To Justify 9/11

American Academic Embraces the Logic of Terrorists Yesterday, Matt Breuning pointed out the insanity of a Wall Street Journal op/ed trying to justify Israel’s killing of civilians in Gaza: In the Wall Street Journal , Thane Rosenbaum [from NYU school of law ] opines on the civilian status of the killed Gazans: The asymmetry is complicated even further by the status of these civilians. Under such maddening circumstances, are the adults, in a legal and moral sense, actual civilians? To qualify as a civilian one has to do more than simply look the part.

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FBI entrapped suspects in almost all high-profile terrorism cases in US
FBI entrapped suspects in almost all high-profile terrorism cases in US FBI entrapped suspects in almost all high-profile terrorism cases in US

A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses the FBI of using sting operations to entrap informants, creating terrorists out of law-abiding individuals and targeting American Muslims in the agency’s counterterrorism investigations. The Justice Department and the FBI have targeted American Muslims in  “abusive”  counterterrorism sting operations based on religious and ethnic identity, according to the new report from HRW and Columbia University Law School’s Human Rights Institute.

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Global Voices Welcomes Juanita Leon to Board of Directors

Juanita Leon, the newest member of the Global Voices board We are very pleased to introduce our newest board member, Juanita León to the Global Voices family. Juanita is the founder of Lasillavacia.com , a news site about power in Colombia. She is a lawyer with an MS in journalism from the Columbia Journalism School

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Nigeria: Jonathan Meets Chibok Parents, Escaped Girls

[Premium Times]President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with 51 Chibok schoolgirls who escaped from their abductors days after the extremist Boko Haram sect stole them from their school dormitory and herded them into its Sambisa forest hideout.

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Study Finds Kids Prefer Healthier School Lunches. School Lunch Lobby Refuses to Believe It.

From all of the commotion around the new federal school lunch standards, you’d think they were really Draconian. Republican legislators have railed against them . Districts have threatened to opt out

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Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering: Site Tour
Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering: Site Tour Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering: Site Tour

Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering: Site Tour Get a tour of the hydropower system that Dartmouth engineering students installed and maintain in Banda, Rwanda to get electricity to the remote region of Africa. From: Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:24 More in Education

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Can Any Amount Of Money Bring Justice For Sexual Assault Survivors?

The University of Connecticut students who will receive nearly $1.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit over how the school responded to their sexual assault complaints CREDIT: AP Photo/Jessica Hill Over the past week, two high profile sexual misconduct cases have resulted in large settlements for victims. National headlines have focused on the large monetary amounts of the payouts, which will compensate the women who say their consent and their dignity was violated. But whether Americans should feel satisfied that justice was served is a more complicated question

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10 Races That May Hinge on “The War on Women”

Overall, the Democratic advantage is most pronounced among younger, unmarried women. As a coherent and consistent political narrative, “the war on women” is relatively new. But the underlying tension between conservative religious beliefs and women’s access to reproductive health care — including legal abortion without overly burdensome regulation and insurance coverage for contraceptives — is not.

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Government Agents Directly Involved in Nearly All Highest-Profile Domestic Terrorism Plots

By TheRundownLive Kristan T. Harris | The Rundown live The Human Rights Watch & Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute released a report raising concerns over the ethicality of government procedures when hunting domestic… The post Government Agents Directly Involved in Nearly All Highest-Profile Domestic Terrorism Plots appeared first on bigpzone.com

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